An inherited disorder of collagen, the most important structural protein within the body. People with Ehlers-danlos syndrome have unusually thin, stretchy skin that bruises easily. Wounds are slow to heal and leave paper thin scars, and the joints are prone to recurrent dislocation and are very loose. Individuals bleed easily from the gums and digestive tract.
Ehlers-danlos syndrome is mainly commonly inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern. There is no specific treatment for the condition, however unnecessary accidental injury, as can occur in contact sports should be avoided.